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May 15th

Career hints given to youth

“We want them to know the variety of jobs that are in Ruston,” Career Academy school-to-work coordinator Billy Graham said. “I don’t want them to be idle during the summer.”
Speakers included military representatives, a policeman, Mayor Dan Hollingsworth, Director of Ruston Technical College Jo Ann Deal and a number of local business owners and managers. Students also watched a “mock” interview where one teacher dressed in a miniskirt, spoke on a cell phone and asked to smoke during an interview, while another teacher demonstrated more appropriate interview behavior.

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May 14th

Bulldogs tumble in WAC finale

“I thought Jericho had a quality start,” Simoneaux said. “We had him on a strict pitch count because he hadn’t thrown in a while, and I thought he did a really good job. We had a few good outings out of the bullpen and just kicked the ball around too much on defense.”
Tech (34-21, 14-10 WAC) started Jericho Jones on the mound and was pulled with a 2-1 lead in the fifth inning. Reliever Aaron Lorio gave up a three-run homer to give up the lead, and Fresno State (31-25, 16-5 WAC) continued to pour runs on.

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Use summer vacation for head start

The program will last through the summer with the support of a staff, which will consist of ordained and license ministers, youth leaders, youth pastors, licensed counselors and college students, as well as community personalities who will guide the youth in various areas of development.
Topics for the program will include identity, self-esteem, setting goals, abstinence, relationships, anger management, drugs and alcohol, fine arts and financial training.

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Daring to have a dream

And as for the crowd, well, it only exists in his eight-year-old mind.
None of that really matters, though, because he has plenty of time to dream and develop into the baseball star that all little boys pretend to be when the season comes around.

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Robber makes daylight heist

Witnesses said a white male entered the bank, pulled a gun and demanded money, Hawkins said. The suspect got an undetermined amount of cash before fleeing the scene and getting into a white four-door Malibu.
The vehicle, which had out-of-state plates, fled northbound on U.S. 167.
Local law enforcement agencies circulated around the area but were unable to locate the suspect.
The suspect was described as a white male approximately 5’8” and 200 pounds. He was wearing a blue plaid long sleeve shirt and dark pants.

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Robber makes daylight heist

The vehicle, which had out-of-state plates, fled northbound on U.S. 167.
Local law enforcement agencies circulated around the area but were unable to locate the suspect.
The suspect was described as a white male approximately 5’8” and 200 pounds. He was wearing a blue plaid long sleeve shirt and dark pants.
Anyone with information about this crime should call CrimeStoppers at 255-1111. CrimeStoppers will pay up to $1,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of this suspect or any other felony crime.

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Seniors helped RHS girls ‘believe’

But it’s their senior year where the hard work has paid off. And that’s something they’re still riding high about.
“Do you know how good it is to say we’re No. 1 and mean it?” LaQuisha exclaimed as the celebrated group gathers for one last time in what has been their home away from home—the Lady Bearcat Field House.
“Yeah!” the other four echo, before dissolving into laughter and collapsing on the couch.
You can’t mistake the bond shared by the stellar athletes. They complete one another’s statements, openly supporting each other as they share and reflect.

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Take steps to conserve water

• If you have a lawn that needs watering, take care of this chore at a time when it will use the least water and do the most good — early morning or evening. If you water during the afternoon hours, the sun’s heat will quickly evaporate the water, necessitating the need to use more water.
By watering at these times, less evaporation takes place allowing more of the water to go where it’s needed — to your lawn.

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A unique tribute to mothers

This Mother’s Day I’m going to tell you about a mother Susan and I met just a couple of days ago as we were headed to Dallas for a visit to a museum and Susan’s Mother’s Day escape.
To begin this tale, I have to explain that food is important to Susan and me when we’re traveling. We’ve reached a point in our lives that we don’t need anything else to complicate matters while we’re driving the road at 70 miles an hour, so we’re very picky about where we eat.
We’ve come to learn that for us, the safest bet is Cracker Barrel.

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Suspect wanted for attempted murder

“He could be anywhere at this point, because he knows we’re looking for him,” Sheriff Mike Stone said.
“This is another example of domestic violence getting out of control. It seems to be a problem we’re running into more and more — this escalation, and it’s something we take seriously.”
Jenkins had previously been arrested on April 30 on charges that he assaulted the same victim.
He was charged then with aggravated assault and criminal damage to property more than $500.

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